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Old August 18th 10, 06:26 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_10_]
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Default Bicyclist's toe, sometimes mistaken for gout.

This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.

If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the
same foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly
end up misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle
users.

Doug.
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Old August 18th 10, 07:42 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Bicyclist's toe, sometimes mistaken for gout.

On 08/18/2010 06:26 AM, Doug wrote:
This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.

If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the
same foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly
end up misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle
users.


Real cyclists track-stand. :-P


Of course, Doug, the extra weight of that battery doesn't help any. I
don't think your argument stands close scrutiny.

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Old August 18th 10, 09:17 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Doug" wrote in message
...
This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.

If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the
same foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly
end up misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle
users.


Kind of reminds me of stories about checking people for foreskins before
deciding whether to let them go or gas them.

Why would anyone *pretend* to be a cyclist seeing as they are publicly
represented by arseholes like you? When will you ever accept that there are
people who cycle, people who drive, and plenty of people who do both? Why is
it so important for you to *define* people?

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Old August 18th 10, 10:36 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Bicyclist's toe, sometimes mistaken for gout.

On 18/08/2010 06:26, Doug wrote:
This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.

If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the
same foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly
end up misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle
users.


Utter ********. I cycle far more than I drive now, have cycled for far
more of my life than I've driven and have no such swellings or
misalignments ... Indeed I rarely put a toe down at all as I usually
track-stand or get off the saddle and stand with one foot fully on the
ground with the other ready to push on the pedal to get away cleanly.

Once again Doug uses a very specific minority subset of issues for a
specific minority subset of cyclists as a general rule to prove nothing
whatsoever for any population outside the very specific subsets.

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Old August 18th 10, 01:15 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 18 Aug, 09:17, "Mentalguy2k8" wrote:
"Doug" wrote in message

...

This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.


If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the
same foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly
end up misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle
users.


Kind of reminds me of stories about checking people for foreskins before
deciding whether to let them go or gas them.

Why would anyone *pretend* to be a cyclist seeing as they are publicly
represented by arseholes like you? When will you ever accept that there are
people who cycle, people who drive, and plenty of people who do both? Why is
it so important for you to *define* people?

How many more times? Why is it then that those who claim to be both
cyclists and motorists spend so much time criticising cyclists but not
motorists on URC, bearing in mind that cars can present a considerable
danger to cyclists but not vice versa?

Doug
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Old August 18th 10, 02:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Bicyclist's toe, sometimes mistaken for gout.

On Aug 18, 6:26*am, Doug wrote:
This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.

If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the
same foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly
end up misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle
users


Garbage in, garbage out.

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Old August 18th 10, 02:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Paul - xxx[_2_]
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On 18/08/2010 13:15, Doug wrote:

How many more times? Why is it then that those who claim to be both
cyclists and motorists spend so much time criticising cyclists but not
motorists on URC, bearing in mind that cars can present a considerable
danger to cyclists but not vice versa?


Criticising motorists on a cycling newsgroup seems to be preaching to
the converted ..

When I'm ****ed off with a driver I'd mention it in URD not URC. When
I'm ****ed off with a cyclist I'd mention it on URC not URD ...
depending on my mood at the time and whether it's a reply to a thread
that's already being cross-posted as you often do to feed an argument.

I rarely feel the need to mention either general group (cyclists or
drivers) in derogatory or polarised terms. I prefer to try and solve an
issue rather than simply fan the flames and be part of the original issue.

Nothing is as cut and dried as saying motorists or cyclists ...

As a motorist and cyclist why would I put down motorists?

As a cyclist and motorist, why would I put down cyclists?

I might put down 'a' motorist or cyclist (or group of) for being a
****wit, but so what? I'll be putting them down for being a ****wit,
not for being either a motorist or a cyclist. We don't all fit into
your particular pigeon holes, thank goodness.

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Old August 18th 10, 03:40 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Bicyclist's toe, sometimes mistaken for gout.

Doug wrote:
This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.

If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the
same foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly
end up misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle
users.


Is this a whinging post just to say your feet
hurt, Doug?

BugBear
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Old August 18th 10, 03:42 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:40:30 +0100, bugbear garbled:

Doug wrote:
This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.

If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the same
foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly end up
misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle users.


Is this a whinging post just to say your feet hurt, Doug?


I get motorist's foot, which in my case appears to be really dry skin on
top of the big toe on my left foot, caused by it rubbing against the top
of my shoe when I use the clutch.

Despite cycling 700 miles in the last 7 weeks, I don't get anything
cycling related. I must not be a true cyclist then..

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Old August 18th 10, 04:16 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_10_]
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Default Bicyclist's toe, sometimes mistaken for gout.

On 18 Aug, 15:42, Mike P wrote:
On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:40:30 +0100, bugbear garbled:

Doug wrote:
This is a good way of determining if someone is a genuine cyclist or
merely a motorist pretending to be a cyclist, examine their feet.


If their saddle is the correct height a cyclist can only touch the
ground on tip-toe and if they do this frequently, usually with the same
foot, their big toe will become swollen and tender and possibly end up
misaligned. Of course this would not apply to genuine tricycle users.


Is this a whinging post just to say your feet hurt, Doug?


I get motorist's foot, which in my case appears to be really dry skin on
top of the big toe on my left foot, caused by it rubbing against the top
of my shoe when I use the clutch.

Despite cycling 700 miles in the last 7 weeks, I don't get anything
cycling related. I must not be a true cyclist then..

10 miles a day on average? Peanuts. I wonder what your car mileage is
for 7 weeks?

Doug.

 




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